New Jersey voting issues
This page is part of the Election Protection Wiki,
- 1 Election and registration information
- 2 Governmental election authorities
- 3 Election threats
- 4 State and local non-governmental organizations
- 5 Articles and resources
Election and registration information
Voter ID requirements
Identification may include, but not limited to, Any Current and Valid Photo ID:
- Driver’s license
- Student or job ID
- Military or other government ID
- Store membership ID
- United States passport
- Bank statement
- Car registration
- Government check or document
- Non-photo driver’s license
- Rent receipt
- Sample ballot
- Utility bill
- or any other official document
If you show identification, you will vote in the voting machine.
If you do not show identification, you will vote by provisional ballot and have until the close of business on the second day after the election to provide identification to the applicable county election office. You will be given a hand-out at the polling place that will tell you which county election office to contact.
For the 2008 election New Jersey used the following voting machines. For a county-by-county list of the specific machines (and the source for this section) see Verified Voting's Verifier tool.
- Main article: Voting machines
Direct-Recording Electronic (DRE) machines with a paper trail:
- Election Systems & Software's iVotronic voting machine
- Sequoia AVC Edge
- Avante Vote-Trakker EVC-308SPR
Direct-Recording Electronic (DRE) machines without a paper trail:
Division of Elections
- Division of Elections website: http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/
- General Information: 609-292-3760
- TTD/TYY 1-800-292-0039
- Fax: 609-777-1280
- 24 Hour Assistance (toll-free):1-877-NJVOTER
- Division of Election E-mail: email@example.com
State and local non-governmental organizations
League of Women Voters
LWV of New Jersey, Ms. Anne Maiese, President
- 204 W. State Street
- Trenton, NJ 08608-0000
- Phone: 609-394-3303
- Fax: 609-599-3993
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bergen County ILO
- Berkley Heights, New Providence and Summit
- Burlington County
- Camden County
- Cape May County
- East Orange
- East Windsor-Hightstown
- Fair Lawn
- Glen Rock
- Greater Red Bank Area
- Hopewell Valley
- Hunterdon County
- Lawrence Township
- Maplewood/South Orange
- Millburn Short Hills
- Monroe Township
- Montclair Area
- Morristown Area
- Mountain Lakes
- The Northern Highlands
- Northern Valley
- Nutley Area
- Ocean County
- Princeton Area
- Randolph Township
- Sussex Highlands
- Township of Ocean
- The Union Area
- Wayne Township
- West Morris Area
- Western Monmouth
Articles and resources
- The main page on election protection and reform organizations.
- All articles in the Election Protection Wiki project.
- For election day: Things citizens can do to monitor elections and If you are told you cannot vote.
- GoVote.org locates your polling place and other voting information.
- Google map polling locations locates most polling location, may be missing or out of date.
Election Protection hotlines
- 866-OUR-VOTE (National Election Protection Hotline)
- 888-VE-Y-VOTA (Español)
- 800-966-5946 (AALDEF, Asian languages)
- 866-MYVOTE1 (Tom Joyner Hotline - VoterAction, NAACP National Voter Fund)
- 877-523-2792 (ACLU Voting Rights Project Hotline)
- 877-US4-OBAMA (Obama campaign Voter Hotline)
- 866-976-VOTE (McCain campaign Honest and Open Election hotline - leave a message)
- 877-GOCNN08 (CNN Voter Problem Tipline)
- 888-VOTE-TIP (VelvetRevolution Election Protection Hotline for fraud)
- 567-258-VOTE (Twitter Vote Report key in report or leave audio message)
- ACLU's "Know Your Voting Rights - State by State" -- printable brochures summarizing your voting rights, for most states.
- One-page know your rights summaries for 27 states from the AFL-CIO.
- Click here to see the voter ID requirements in all states. From the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Election officials, election reform groups, and elected officials
- Why Tuesday? offers a page for New Jersey that helps locate New Jersey's elections officials, election reform groups, and elected officials, as well as a page titled Find a group in your area that lets you find similar information for other states.
- Click here to request an absentee ballot. Go Vote Absentee is a project of the Women Donors Network.
- Information for voters with disabilities from NDRN.
Student voting rights
- See New Jersey Student Voting Rights for a guide to student voting rights in New Jersey. See Student Voting Rights for a guide to other states. From the Brennan Center for Justice.
- See how organizations you trust recommend you vote on ballot measures and other statewide contests at TransparentDemocracy.
- Help in other languages from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. 中文, 日本語, 한국어, Tagalog, Tiếng Việt, Español
- Verified Voting's New Jersey page, which provides detailed information on voting equipment in use in every county in New Jersey.
- Election Law @ Moritz's New Jersey page, which provides detailed information on election law developments in New Jersey. See map page to see the information for election developments in any given state.
- Election Law @ Moritz's New Jersey general information page, which provides information on New Jersey election authorities, post-election processes, and other topics. See map page to see this information for any given state.
Voter Protection Laws in A Nutshell